BEST Butter Cookies EVER

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Hello everyone! I’ve had a lot of great comments about the butter cookies that I’ve been making so I decided to uploaded it here (mostly for my own reference HAHA). I took this recipe from (click to go straight to recipe or continue to read through this post)! I didn’t follow the whole recipe but it still tastes AMAZING! I have made at least 6 batches of these already so I kind of change it a little here and there.

Prep Time: 15-20mins
Cook Time: 20 mins (per tray of cookies)
Temperature: 160°C

Ingredients: (Makes 25-30 cookies depending on the size)

  1. 225g Butter
  2. ¾ cups of Sugar
  3. ¼ teaspoon of Salt
  4. 1½ teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
  5. 1 Egg Yolk
  6. 2 cups of plain flour (or wholemeal)


  1. Beat Butter, Sugar, Salt and Vanilla Extract together until you get a smooth and creamy consistency.
  2. Add in the egg yolk and beat together.
  3. Slowly add in the flour and you’ll find that after a while you can’t beat it properly. That is when you take it out of the bowl, lightly flour your work space and knead it a little until it all comes together.
  4. Roll your dough out until it is 0.5cm (+/-) thick and use cookie cutters and cut the shapes out.
  5. Line your baking tray with baking paper and place your cookies about 0.5cm apart (don’t worry they won’t spread/expand by a lot)
  6. Bake at 160ºC for 16-20 mins or until lightly browned

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